Movement, Nature

A Different View

I will miss this one. I’m noticing every single walk in nature leaves us slightly different.   Senses are sharpened. Unblunted. Restful. Awake. Alert. A bit more quiet. A bit more brave.   Closer to.. our Self?   Hard to put it in words. It feels important. Picture taken on a gorgeous walk near the… Read More A Different View

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Pley Poplar

This gorgeous old black cottonwood/poplar can be found in Pley, near the end of the Würm valley A1 walking trail. It’s estimated to be about 220 years of age, and it’s been placed under heritage protection. Worth a visit if you’re near! Bonus geekery: The chapel in the background is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua,… Read More Pley Poplar

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Eschweiler Wald in July

The forest is full and lush and green, the lilies are in bloom, and the nettles are up high this week! Impressions from this week‘s walk in the Eschweiler woods, the place we’ll get to visit (if weather permits!) as part of Augusts MoveSpiration weekend:

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Park Oliwski in Gdánsk

I was introduced to the gorgeously green Oliwa Park in Gdánsk, Poland in June by Nailah, my lovely hostess at the Oriental Vibe festival. If you happen to be in Gdánsk, I recommend paying it a visit. You will find gorgeously old trees, zen-inducing duck ponds, a botanical garden, interestingly designed green corridors, a beautiful little cathedral… Read More Park Oliwski in Gdánsk

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Green in Cologne

Sometimes the green finds you! This Saturday Mr. E and I competed in the second German Open Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword Art) near the Bergischer Ring in Cologne. After the event, our curiosity was piqued by a gorgeous copper beech – we see them everywhere this year – towering above a hedge behind the sports hall… Read More Green in Cologne

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Walking in Langerwehe

Today‘s walk – a lovely 11km round near Langerwehe – featured wild flowers, a field of foxgloves, sticks, butterflies, mixed woodlands, very huggable trees, a fearless toad, a plethora of balancing opportunities and.. a beaver dam. Our starting point was ‘Parkplatz Rennweg’, from there we followed part of the Eifel Woodlands trail, then a bit further… Read More Walking in Langerwehe

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Mom’s Garden in June

This beautiful spot by the Maas/Meuse feels like a living work of art. Meet mom’s (and Mr. W’s!) garden: Gardens are a curious thing. They take work, and patience, plus good soil and seeds to start from. But the real magic does not happen overnight. It takes time. You have to keep tending to it, regularly,… Read More Mom’s Garden in June

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Sunset by the Sea

In staying with the theme, below are a few captures of the incredible sunset we got to experience at the start of last May’s DancEscapade weekend in Crete. This one had a heart. Literally. And it brought all of us joy. We were dancing and cheering. Do you recognize that, feeling elated, and even a… Read More Sunset by the Sea